Mentoring

The Women of Excellence mentoring program is a partnership with the University's Career Development Center. We invite you to share your experience and practical real-world advice with our students by becoming a mentor. As a mentor, you become a role model who can make a difference in the lives and career choices of our students. Not only is this a fulfilling and rewarding opportunity for both you and students, but it's also a way for you to stay connected to the University and the Jesuit legacy of being a woman for others.


Seeking Mentors for Students

The Women of Excellence mentoring program is a partnership with the University's Career Development Center. The Mentoring and Experiential Education Coordinator is looking for a few good women and men to match with students who have requested mentor relationships. She is actively recruiting individuals who can assist students in exploring career opportunities that complement their anticipated degrees and interest.

We welcome mentors from a variety of industries as new students are always enrolling. This is a great opportunity to assist students and help them look beyond traditional career paths for their major and help them discover the world of opportunities available to them. It is not necessary to live in Cincinnati to become a meaningful mentor to a Xavier student. The relationship can be very successful with e-mail, phone/Skype communications. It's easy to become a mentor.


Becoming a Mentor

Being a mentor is an opportunity for you to share your personal and professional experience, knowledge and skills with a Xavier student who is preparing to enter the professional world. You will act as a coach and role model with the intent to promote your student's personal and professional growth. It is your chance to advise and impact the next generation of business leaders.

The program is structured and designed with the limited schedule of an assiduous executive in mind. Your available time and the student's level of need drives the nature of the mentor-student relationship. There is no orientation or training session, no scheduled regimen of meetings and events, no pre-determined cycle length, and no required activities or tasks.

To assure Xavier students a positive and beneficial experience, we ask that mentors possess the following:

  • amicable and nurturing personality
  • at least five years of professional experience
  • possess a network of friends, associates, colleagues, co-workers and family from whom you can draw on as resources to assist your student mentee

Apply online to be a Mentor

Note: In the field that says "How did you hear about the Xavier Mentor Program?", please enter "Women of Excellence."

Apply online to be a Mentor

Contacts

Kathann Koehler

Mentoring Council Members

  • Amy Ruberg, XU '83, '97, Chair
  • Peggy Gruenke, XU '82, Vice-Chair
  • Nan Matteson XU '01
  • Karen S. Wells, XU '89
  • Leslie McNeil, XU '82
  • Carolyn Hauger, XU '98